Thursday, April 30, 2009

What some may never see

Yesterday we were in the front yard and heard a fawn crying out. It was over 50 yards away...they are loud. We went and found it and took some pictures. We were careful not to touch it. I know you are wondering where the mother was, right?

It is normal for mother deer to leave their fawn alone for long periods of time to avoid attracting predators by the mother's scent (the young are odorless, therefore safer without mom around). The mom will usually leave them until all the after birth is gone and then she will go back and bring the baby home.

This baby was less then 24 hours old. He could hardly stand up. You can see his feet were still turned under. He was crying out, which most of them don't do. However he was hungry. He hasn't cried out since. However it was getting close to dark last night and he wanted some food. I am sure his mom wasn't far away but she wouldn't dare to come out until after dark.

Earlier in the morning I saw another doe go and pick up her young. The baby had been in this one spot since at least Saturday. Yesterday morning I saw a deer in the field walking to where this other baby was. It isn't normal so I watched her and saw her baby run to her, feed, and follow her off in the woods. It was time for the baby to be with its mom.

God is amazing.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Emily's first Dance Recital

The Recital!
The pictures below are from Dress Rehersal. Emily was in a great mood that day. She didn't want to leave. She loved watching all the older girls dance.

This weekend was Emily's first Dance Recital. Emily has been in a mommy and me dance class since October of last year. Yes I said Mommy and me. However this mommy never danced. I always stayed off to the side and watched. Emily loved it most days but then there were days that she didn't want to go but we went anyway and most of the time she still did great when we got there.

One thing I didn't know when we signed up was that there would actually be a recital and I would have to be in it with her, hence, Mommy and Me. When I found out we were already 3 months into it and Emily was loving going to dance every week, so I couldn't back out. During the recital I stood behind her as the other moms stood behind their child. The moms didn't really do much but you can imagine having to be on stage in front of people at the age of 33. I was so nervous. I guess I really got a taste of how it is to want your child to be good at something. I was so worried that she would clam up and even start to cry and want me to hold 2 out of the 10 girls did.
Not only was I scared but I have to admit, I teared up back stage. As we were waiting to go on I realized my little girl was grown up. I mean her first dance recital. She will be 3 in July. Tom me that sounds so young but it isn't. I am starting to think about her first day at school, her first sleep over, her leaving home to go to college. I mean I know I have to let her grow up but it is so hard and it hasn't even gotten to the hard part yet. I never thought I would be the mom that didn't want to let go, but I don't want to let go. I guess this recital was good for me because it was taking a big step. A step on a big stage standing behind my little girl, not holding my baby. It is so sad.

The good news. She danced her heart out. She made me so proud. I hopefully will have the video to post soon but I can tell you she did great. I know any mom would say their child did great but she really did, even other people say she did. Yes they were all family members but still you get the point. :)

Since I was on stage, I didn't get to take the pictures but my husband did what he could..LOL Here are some from Dress Rehersal Friday night that I took and a few from her performance on Saturday! They really grow up fast don't they!
I had told Emily if she did good I would buy her a new doll. (I had to give her something to look forward to) However, thanks to her Nana I didn't have to buy her anything! Her nana gave her this cute Angelina that now goes where she goes. I think since she got it she didn't want anything else. We went shopping but she told me she didn't want anything. (what a girl:)
For those that came....thank you for your love and support. Emily and I really appreciated it!

Sarah this is for you!

Hope you all had a great Easter..

My cuz has asked me a time or two about our Easter pictures. I didn't realize I hadn't put them online. I have been so busy taking picture for other people that I forgot to do anything with my own. I love doing photography and have been blessed with how everything is going with it but it does keep me busy.

So Sarah this post is for you! Thanks for reminding me...and for checking my blog!

I love you girly.